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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2010 DL
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points
- Bottle has been sitting a little over a week at a litttle more than half level.
It doesn't jump out of the glass and bite your nose anymore, still peat gallore but the alc has calmed down conciderably.
More subtle attack, more fruit, definatly hard unripe pear.
Both spice and fruity pear pushing more into the finish.
Lost a little edge, but gained a little depth.
- On the verge of Octomore smoke.
- The nose is a peatheads delight.
Body a bit too sweet, but the bitter dark death is very pleasing.
An enjoyable Islay dram suitable for a Feis Ile bottling.
Barely a light yellowish tint to it.
"Only" 50,6% abv but still quite sharp, not unpleasant but almost pungent arrival of alc on the nose.
Lots and lots of that island peat with a sweet fruity twist to it. Bittersweet, hard and unripe yellow fruits with faint wafts of iodine.
Newly quencehed camp fire with some wood notes, also young and dense.
Simple but foreboding (in a good way) of a bite to the palate.
Sweet, oh my what a sweet arrival.
Followed by really thick and full, almost chewable peat. The peat note recedes rather quickly, but the smoke lingers on in a more pure fire mode.
Not the punch you expect from the nose, apart from the abundance of smoke, it is actually quite gentle on the alc.
Very little spicyness.
Drying, but still sweet towards a little astringency.
Notes of bitter pure cocoa powder at the end.
- Maybe a bit too naked? I mean, I don't mind an inactive cask, but some more wood influence could've been beneficial.
I rarely comment on the colour, bit this one is almost transparent. And it is indeed a very naked whisky, spirit-driven. Candied banana with a peaty punch and wood smoke. Wet rocks too. Very fresh and inviting. Not complex, but balanced.
Sweet and sugary barley, almost like a peaty wort. There's a good amount of peat smoke, but also cotton candy. Finally a subtle fruitiness, mainly banana.
Lingers on an earthy peat smoke and bananas. Some cacao too.